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left the complex ahead of the protests. meanwhile, diane, the american consulate in benghazi, libya was also attacked tonight. that incident believed to have
americans killed in libya about to be brought in. among those killed, chris stevens, sean smith, glen doherty, tyrone woods. you can see the caskets coming off the planes. chris stevens was a diplomat and served two tours in libya. sean smith was an air force veteran. he was an information specialist. glen doherty, a former navy s.e.a.l., he was 42. his sister saying he was the best of the best. he wouldn't have gone down for some protest over a movie. this was a serious, well-planned, well-executed attack. he was good at what he did, her wos. and tyrone woods. three sons, family member saying he loved life, loved adrenaline. you could not find a more skilled s.e.a.l. than him. live pictures. secretary clinton there, president obama. the families have gathered there in the hangar, as well, we're told. earlier in the week, the president reaching out to the family of ambassador stevens. both have spoken in recent days of the work of these four in libya. the secretary of state, hillary clinton, talking about her own faith, saying refraining from violence is not a sign of weakness in one'
as events in libya unfold. we will have updates throughout the morning on "america this morning" and later on "good morning america," of course throughout the day on abc as well as abcnews.com. >>> let's go to a consumer alert about skin cream advertising. the federal government says one ad going too far for an anti-aging cream. from loreal and claims it can boost the activity of genes inside your body. the fda says if it could do that would not be sold over the counter it would be a drug. the fda warned the company, 15 days to tone it down, or risk having the cream yanked off the shelves. >>> well, let's talk about advanced orders for the iphone 5. the taller, slimmer phone unveiled with the usual apple fanfare in san francisco. a bigger screen which leaves room for another row of icons. it has built-incapability to connect with faster wireless networks in the u.s. and overseas. apple stock closed up yesterday, nearly $670 a share. >> off in chicago, the strike is grinding on leaving 350,000 students out of the classroom for a fourth consecutive day. the school district said it has presen
that surprise assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. the ambassador and three other americans killed. who did it? is al queda striking again? unveiled. will the new iphone create american jobs? and what was the big idea inside the brand-new phone? >>> and, fast cash -- think robin hood meets al capone. a bank robbery suspect in a high speed chase tosses money out of the window as stunned bypassers scramble in the path of police. >>> good evening. as we are coming on the air we are learning a lot more about that surprise assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. americans were under attack for five hours and today, four of them are dead, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, the dedicated chris stevens, and here at home flags flying half staff in their honor as tonight embassies around the world have been put on alert warned against demonstrations and violent attacks, particularly these seven on the map. seven u.s. embassies. u.s. marines rushed to libya. who did this and did al qaeda play a role? our team is out covering this story across the country and across the middle east tonight and abc
>>> tonight on "nightline." under attack, militants stormed a u.s. consulate in libya with rocket propelled grenades kills the american ambassador and others. >>> bye-bye buckyballs. they are popular toys, but kids are swallowing. one agency wants them off shelves for good. why this controversy has conservatives crying. and the right stuff. before "top gun" the usual suspects or "jaws" these hollywood stars got their start in intense acting competition. meet teens across l.a. taking the stage to compete for stardom. >>> good evening i'm terry moran, tonight americans under siege after heavily armed militants stormed the u.s. consulate in libya leaving the american ambassador and three others dead in the town of bengha benghazi. as president obama condemns this outrageous attack anti-american protesters spreading across the middle east in response to an anti-muslim film one backed by an infamous koran burning preacher. the flag is half staff for an american hero. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> reporter: he was 52 years old. a former peace c
. now meanwhile the u.s. military responded to the deadly atang on americans in libya and tahman bradley has the latest events. >> reporter: cities across the arab world tense and facing violent anti-american demonstrations u.s. navy forces have moved two missile destroyers to the coast of libya. there was a second night of unrest in egypt, protestors took to the streets angry over the antimuslim film. police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to keep a crowd away from the u.s. embassy in libya. on the streets of benghazi, libya, a different picture, hundreds of protestors protested tuesday's attack on the out by a rogue group of mill talents. four americans were killed including the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens a rising diplomat seen here in a youtube video. >> my name is chris stevens. and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant. then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: also killed? sean smith. an information specialist. >> as americans, we stand united all of us in gratitude for their service. i want to assure
>>> this morning, fresh fallout from the attack in libya. >> a military response overnight to the killing of four americans, including the ambassador. president obama, working the phones early this morning and offering blunt, new comments about america's struggle in the region. >>> all eyes on the fed. the central bank expected to act within hours on a brand-new effort to boost the economy. >>> it's here. a mere rumor for months. apple unveils the iphone 5. but is it already overshadowed by what else apple introduced? >>> and fast cars and free cash. a bank robber's money-tossing ride through l.a. one of the weirdest car chases ever. >>> good morning. i'm john muller. rob nelson's on assignment. >> and i'm paula faris. we begin with the latest u.s. response to those deadly attacks on americans. a navy destroyer is now in the waters off the libyan coast. a second warship is due there shortly. and 50 elite marines head to tripoli where they will shore up security around the u.s. embassy. >> president obama vows that justice will be done. and flags are being flown at half-staf
of the revolution in libya are quite common and accessible. then it evolved from there. we'll get to see exactly what the investigation finally confirms. but that's the best information that we have at present. >> why was there such a security breakdown in benghazi? >> first of all, we had substantial presence with our -- >> not substantial enough -- >> with our personnel at our consulate in benghazi. tragically two of the four americans there killed were providing security. that was their function. it obviously didn't prove sufficient to the nature of the attack and sufficient in that moment. and that's why, obviously, we have reinforced our remaining presence in tripoli and why the president has been very clear in libya and throughout the region, we're going to call on the governments first of all, to assume their responsibilities to protect our facilities and personnel. >> but why would we not have marines there in libya? this is an unstable country. why were there not marines there to begin with? >> that depends on the circumstances and the requirements. our presence in tripoli as in benghaz
in the middle east this morning following a deadly acrack on a u.s. embassy? libya. stay with us this morning, we're going to be chatting live with a former reporter from baltimore in just a few moments who's now in cairo. we'll hear from her in just a bit and what this means for remits with the -- relations with the united states and libya. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. >>> 15 minutes away from 6:00. thank you for joining us this morning. president barack obama has called the leaders of libya and egypt and urged them to continue work with the united states to ensure the safety of americans, this comes after a u.s. ambassador to libya and three others were killed on an assault in the u.s. consulate in benghazi. two leaders have agreed to work together to bring th
tonight, coming home. the solemn return for the four americans killed in libya. the caskets brought off the plane, the president, the secretary of state, their families waiting. while overseas, those fiery protests continue to spread. now, in 30 countries. our team, on it all. >>> then, on wall street, the comeback. tonight, the sky high close, the highest week in five years. tonight here, the math on your 401(k), the number then and the number now. >>> the royal fight. buckingham palace suing over those photos of kate. prince william defending his wife, as the palace remembers what happened to his mother. >> hi, david! >> and made in america is back, and the simple question tonight. is the next million dollar invention sitting right in your home? tonight, you're going to say -- why didn't i think of that? >>> good evening. diane is on assignment tonight. and we do begin here with breaking news. we are learning just moments ago of an attack in afghanistan. two u.s. marines have been killed. we don't know if it is related to the same anti-american protests raging in the region but it com
the american ambassador to libya was killed. >> reporter: first egypt, then libya, now yemen. protesters tried stearming -- storming the embassy while yelling "death to america." the anger is over a picture of the prophet mohammed representing fraud. >> there is no justification, none at all for responding to this video with violence. >> reporter: investigators are still tracking the men who carried out tuesday's attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed ambassador chris stevens and others. two u.s. warships are positioned near by a majority of libyans have condemned the attack. >> tell the learn people we are so sorry about the killing of ambassador stevens, one person said. >> reporter: we are learning more about the film entitled "innocence of muslim." a man has admitted to managing the production company, but cindy says it was the filmmaker who changed the script. >> he said tell the world it wasn't me that- he that did it but me. i'm tired of radical muslims going around killing everybody. >> reporter: the libyan government said it has made several arrests. reporting for abc2 los
. as the bodies of four americans killed in libya return home, we have the latest on the full-blown crisis over an amateur but inflame toir movie. >>> the new oprah? the talk show queen is passing the torch to this straight-talking counselor whose specialty is fixing lives. tonight, oprah and iyanla vanzant talk about their new project and their famous feud. >>> and, battle royale. a topless photo scandal rocks the royal palace, as prince william and kate sue aine in a paparazzi skirmish reminiscent of the late princess diana. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," september 14th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. well, the fires of anti-americanism are burning around the world tonight. all sparked by a film called "the innocence of muslims," which may not even be a real film. only a laughably amateurish trailer exists online, created by a convicted fraudster in hiding and described by one man who worked on it as something like a "saturday night live" sketch directed by the three stooges. b
attack in libya. >> two state department employees have been killed in an assault on the u.s. consulate. >> abc's tahman bradley has been following the story throughout the night. >> reporter: a controversial film is believed to be igniting violence against u.s. embassies in the arab world. in benghazi, libya, two state employees were killed when a mob set fire to the u.s. consulate. firing grenades and outnumbering forces. and in cairo, egypt, anti-american demonstratored pulled down an american flag, ripping it to shreds. before replacing it with a black flag of islamic faith. >> we are trying to restore order at the embassy and to work with them to get the situation under control. >> reporter: the protesters appear to be angry about a movie believed to be made in america, that they say insults the prophet mohammed. secretary of state hillary clinton in a statement, strongly condemned the attack in benghazi, saying this kind of violence is never justifiable. secretary clinton says the u.s. deplores any effort to denigrate the religious beliefs others. it is being linked to the likes
today about the death of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans in libya. could they have been protected from the deadly attack? >>> runway rumble. a fight between two flight attendants broadcast on the passenger intercom. it delays an american airlines jet for hours. >>> sky high. the woman with a fear of heights trapped like this for four hours, 300 feet up. how did her husband come to the rescue? >>> and, robin's journey. a big day for our robin roberts. as she gets her bone marrow transplant and sends a message from a room filled with prayer. >>> good evening. we begin with the president, sending off heated questions tonight about the death of the u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans who served in libya. both the president and the secretary of state, hillary clinton, were pressed to answer whether this could have and 140u8d have been prevented. and abc's jon karl starts us off tonight. >> reporter: it was the very first question for president obama at a univision forum in miami today. why wasn't there more security at the u.s. consulate in libya? he didn'
in libya, now being mourned here at home. >>> stocks are soaring this morning around the globe. response to the fed's aggressive move to help more americans find work. >>> the smash and grab on four wheels. the crooks who used a bmw to drive right into their local apple store. >>> and wild kingdom. how did a face like this go undiscovered until now? >>> good morning. i'm john muller, in for rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. we begin with day four of anti-american fury, boiling over in the arab world this morning, touched off by an inflammatory movie made here in the u.s. >> this is what it looks like at the u.s. embassy in cairo overnight. we've seen demonstrations, throwing stones, molotov cocktails and police fighting back with tear gas. >> and that violence is putting embassies across the middle east, on high alert. the egyptian government is actively monitoring the situation, after a reportedly blunt exchange between president obama and the egyptian president. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally. but we don't consider them an enemy. >> reporter: in yemen, protesters sm
on americans in libya. >>> all right. take a look outside. bright sunny skies, more of the same. our view from downtown bel air. sunshine, not a cloud in the sky, just those deep blue sapphire skies. man, what a gorgeous day to be sailing on the severn down by the naval academy and baltimore under a nice blue sky. just a light breeze shaking some of the trees here at robert w coal man. current conditions now 77. dew point at 53. we have a light southeast breeze. pressure is high and still rising. sun set getting earlier now 7:19. winds from the south and east, nice breeze to stir the air, nothing excessive. again, these humidity values are gorgeous down to low 30s, 40% tile. here's the numbers. 77 in baltimore. 80 in d.c. 76 in wilmington. 79 in easton. it's a clear, crystal clear setup, so no weather here, won't linger too long locally. what we can tell you about is what's coming down the pike. that will be another frontal boundary. this one generating showers, from areas in canada to north of wisconsin, the u.p. of michigan reaching into the southwestern states. so that's a large frontal bou
. . >> this after the embassy in libya was attacked four were killed. >> and you can use the weather app on the i-phone or droid to see the radar and interact with it. here is the rain. >> and you have seen us promoting a new show we have on the air next week called the list. we will tell you what it's all about when we come back. . >>> latest now on the middle east where the military is react together 52ly attack on americans in libya. a navy destroyer is now in the waters off the coast and a second war ship is on the way. . and dozens of marines will shore up security there around the embassy. >> we have the latest. >> reporter: protest continue from sunrise through sunset. the anger and violence sweeping the middle east is over a anti muslim film made in the united states . >> this video is disgusting. >> reporter: the united states is also condemning the violence in egypt, yemin and libya where the ambassador and three others were killed. while several arrests have been made a lodger spotlight is onto its's relationship with egypt. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally but
. the city is on edge. >> thank you so much, lama. now, we turn to that tragedy in libya. we learned more today about those five hours under siege in the dark of night, ending in the death of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. there have been arrests in libya tonight. we have two reports. we'll start with abc's jeffrey kofman on the ground. jeffrey? >> reporter: good evening, diane. at least one of the militants believed to be involved in that attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others has been arrested. that according to libya's new prime minister that is determined to show he's cooperating with the united states. he sails more arrests will follow. meanwhile, two u.s. destroyers have been positioned off the coast of libya and an elite team of 50 u.s. marines has arrived here to guard the u.s. embassy and to assess security. nonessential personnel have been evacuated to germany. the mood here on the streets, calm but tense. people here coming up to us, saying, please tell the people in america we are so sorry. now, let's turn to my colleague, martha radd
that change. >> in change. >>> overseas, a major story unfolding in libya this morning. an american diplomat is dead after militants attacked the consulate in benghazi. the attackers fired automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenades at the consulate as they clashed with libyans hired to guard the facility. a fire set by militants destroyed one of the buildings. >>> the attack in libya and this protest in cairo were triggered by a new film critical of the prophet mohamed, even claiming he was a pedophile. the u.s. is on alert. secretary of state hillary clinton says the u.s. is working with other governments to ensure that american interests and people are protected. >>> the white house is downplaying reports of a rift between the u.s. and israel over iran's nuclear ambitions. president obama and israeli minister netanyahu, speaking by they agreed to continue close consultations over iran. this unusual late-night announcement from the white house comes after netanyahu criticized the obama administration over the iran policy. >> the u.n. has just found new intelligence showing iran is movi
.s. consulate in libya, killing four americans, including the u.s. ambassador and two seal. >> we're going to bring those that killed our americans to justice. >> glenn lived life to the fullest. he was my brother. but if you ask his friends, he was their brother as well. >> reporter: fbi agents from the new york office will soon ab rifing in libya to assist in the investigation. paula farris, "abc news" new york. >>> 350,000 kids in chick which can will be out of school again today. the teachers are striking for at fifth day. they'll be holding talks again this morning. they're reporting there is some progress but still no deal. teacher evaluations are one of the main sticking points with this the union president hope that's the students can be back in class monday morning. >>> if you had to be relocated to another city, where would it be? a new report bayou nighted move lines, they saw the most people coming in and moving out in washington d.c. chick which can was the second on the list -- chicago was the second on the list. other city is, at atlanta phoenix and dallas. they round out th
americans killed in libya arrive back in the united states. >> reporter: american forces in afghanistan's camp bastion came under fierce assault. at least two were killed before the attackers were driven off. as night fell on the mideast, anti united states protests raged for a 4th straight day. in cairo hundreds of demonstrators burned american flags and chanted anti united states slogans. the angry protests have spread to more than 30 countries, police used a water cannon in other egypt. in sudan they stormed the embassy. black smoke came from the embassy in tunsia. one by one the four americans killed in libya came home for the last time. chris stevens, shaun smith and -- they were all remembered by the president. >> they knew the danger and accepted it. think lived the american ideal. >> lawmakers were briefed on the assaults. >> this was a calculated act of terror. >> reporter: the white house is not saying there was a security l aps e. >> there was a security presence. it was unfortunately not enough. >> reporter: the president has told congress he is sending combate equippe
an attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. another embassy employee was wounded when armed men stormed the building. it is believed to be an antiislam film produced by americans that sparked the attack. secretary of state hillary clinton condemns the shooting and saying she asked libya's president to give additional protection to americans in the country. >>> a very sad ending to what should have been a nice day on the water. a 29-year-old lewis sprouse died when he fell off his boat and hit the spinning propeller. his foot got stuck in a crab line and the boat was running when he fell into the propeller. his body has been taken to the medical examiner's office. >>> the streets of las vegas became a standstill following some pretty heavy thunderstorms. look at this video. firefighters, helicopter crews and they had to -- they had to rescue more than 20 people stuck in the cars because of all the rising flood waters. water levels were about several feet high and the national weather service says that almost 2 inches of rain fell. the storms almost knocked out -- also knocked out power t
of those four americans brought home from libya. abc's lama hasan is in cairo, egypt, tonight, where the protests have begun to subside. lama? >> reporter: david, tonight the streets are controlled again, after cracking down on the protesters, driving them out and away from the u.s. embassy. but this region is a powder keg. hezbollah is calling for more protests across lebanon. and in pakistan today, more violent demonstrations. police fired warning shots to stop the protesters from advancing toward the u.s. consulate in kira chi, but across much of this region, the violence we've seen over the last couple of daves has mostly died down. meanwhile, the libyan government announced it arrested 50 people involved in the consulate attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. the libyan president saying the attack was planned by foreign fighters linked to al qaeda who had entered the country months ago. david? >> la ma what than, thank you. >>> we wanted to pick up where you left off, that statement by libya's president, saying that the u.attack on the u.s. was pr
>>> good morning, america. breaking right now, the u.s. ambassador to libya killed overnight. the american consulate stormed by violent protests, the building on fire. at least one other american dead. all sparked by a film made by a california real estate developer now in hiding. >>> also breaking overnight, flash flood emergency. massive storms slam the southwest, stalling out over big cities for eight, full hours. flooding entire neighborhoods, stranding drivers and breaking this dam wide-open. >>> miracle man. brand-new video of the 19-year-old fisherman who was stranded at sea on this tiny, plastic crate. moments before his dramatic rescue, plucked from icy waters after 24 hours adrift. he's speaking this morning only on "gma." >>> royal baby on board? prince william is telling children, he's hoping for two. as kate only drinks water, sparking so much pregnancy speculation on their big overseas trip. >>> good morning, america. robin is on her medical leave. amy robach here with us. we want to get right to that breaking news. the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, h
on the and sers of the september 11th attacks at the u.s. consul lit in libya that left four americans dead, including the u.s. a.m. ambassador and two navy sales. one was a former sale from massachusetts who was protecting the consulate. >> glenn lived his life to the fullest. he was my brother. but if you ask his friends, he was their brother as well. >> reporter: fbi agencys from the new york office will arrive in libya to assist in the investigation. paula fair farris, "abc news" new york. >>> a hearing will be healed today on a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against brett favre and the jets as well by two massage therapists t stems from inappropriate text messages that he allegedly sent them following a massage that he received in 2008. >>> shaqueel o'neal on capitol hill today to fight binge drink at historically black colleges. he'll be in washington d.c. today. >>> maryland food bank holding the 2012 be a voice hunger action symposium. lieutenant governor brown is scheduled to join 400 people at this event in baltimore and they'll talk about ways to help end hunger in our area. >>>
automatic weapons fired and all four americans died from smoke inhalation. no one was shot. libya carried chris' body to the hospital and they helped rescue and lead other americans to safety. >> reporter: foreign service officers around the world are on high alert. president obama ordered increased security due to concerns that the rest could spread. >> every day all across the world, american diplomats and civilians work tirelessly to advance the interest and values of our nation. >> reporter: the president showed his appreciation. u.s. officials feared the protest may have been triggered by this antimuslim low budget film. it was produced in the u.s. there is absolutely no justification to this type of sense lings violence -- none. >> reporter: the president said the libya attack was carried out by a rogue group of militants and it will not damage the relationship with the libyan government, which is vowed as cooperation. >> thank you. about 90 minutes ago the associated press said youtube blocked that video. >>> hundreds of police officers from around the region packed a joppa town ch
in libya. three american security staff killed. there's concern this morning that more attacks will happen at other u.s. diplomatic facilities across the middle east. protesters storm the embassy in a protest over an american film that ridicules prophet new homed. they-- hoe maimed. they replaced the -- muhammad. they replaced the american flag. >>> when you send your child to school you want to know he or she is safe when they go to the classroom. how recent incidents involving guns raises concerns this morning and prompting changes. abc2 news linda so is live at stemers run and what are some of the changes that we are talking about? >> reporter: in the coming weeks, you will see more school resource officers at middle and high schools in baltimore county. also the officers will be given hand-held metal detectors to be eu of they think something is suspicious. the changes were prompted by the recent incidents involving students bringing guns to school. yesterday police say a middle schooler here brought a loadedgun to school and waved it at a teach erin classmate before turning it at hims
into what the deadly acrack on the -- attack on the u.s. embassy in libya may have been a coordinated assault on the anniversary of september 11th and not just a random act. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed when a mob stormed the u.s. consulate and set it on fire. president barack obama says that the u.s. will work with the libyan government to find those who are responsible. >> we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act and make no mistake justice will be done. >> marines are headed to libya to reinforce security while the pentagon right now moving two warships to the libyan coast. remember to stay with "good morning maryland" because this morning we're going to be talking live with a former "baltimore sun" reporter who's now in chi rhee. her name is -- cairo. her name is nancy and she's been following the crisis in libya very closely and going to give us inside perspective about the consulate as well as the attack on the embassy. >>> remember that it quickly became a household word that made us cringe. now th
about the 9/11 attack in libya that killed four americans, including america's ambassador, chris stevens, the white hou. the white house described it as a mobile riot, talk bed, officials called it a terrorist attack, highly engineered and de deadly. abc's jake tapper has the details. >> reporter: that's right, george, and this 180 comes on the heels of criticism that the white house downplayed this terrorist attack, less than two months before the election. secretary of defense leon panetta today acknowledged that the attack that killed four americans in benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11 was not only carried out by terrorists, it was premeditated. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place, that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. >> reporter: the white house first suggested that the benghazi attack was spontaneous. the result of that anti-muslim video inciting mobs throughout the region. >> jake, let's be clear, these protests were in reaction to a video that had been spread to the region. >> rep
used the protests as a cover to launch that preplanned attack on the american consulate in libya. libyan officials have reportedly arrest aid ed a number of milit in connection with the deaths of ambassador christopher stevens, and two victims, glen dougherty and tyrone woods. two navy seals on detail. >>> information surfacing about the film maker, i departmentifidepartmen -- identd as an ex-con, in hiding, afraid for his life. >> reporter: police and reporters surrounded the home of the twice convicted felon, who authorities tell abc news was the writer, director and financier of the controversial film. >> there was some need for our presence to be here to, to provide safety. >> reporter: police identified him as 55-year-old, nakoula basseley nakoula, who used the assumed name, sam bacile, member of the egyptian christian coptic church. record obtained, show that nakoula was convicted of manufacturing meth in the 90s, and sent to prison on bank fraud charges where he told authorities he wrote the film script. he was released from custody in june 2011 and production began just t
destroyers right off the coast of libya, as the entire region heats up. hundreds of demonstrators storm the u.s. embassy in yemen overnight. opening fire, smashing windows. we're live inside the hot zone. >>> filmmaker under fire. tempers blazing to the anti-muslim film. we hear from one of the actors. >>> explosive, new details from amanda knox's new boyfriend. revealing for the first time why he and amanda were acting so oddly right after her roommate's death. and why he feels so guilty right now. >>> caught on camera. racing at 100 miles per hour through the streets of l.a. the men in this stolen car, chased by police after fleeing a bank holdup. alleged robbers, tossing cash out the windows. people running through the streets to pick it up. are these the high-speed robin hoods? >>> and good morning, america. robin on her medical leave. amy robach with us. so much to get to. we're going to show you the brand-new pictures from yemen. protesters broke into the u.s. embassy compound. hundreds of them. and you see they set parts of it on fire. gunshots were fired. still developing. we also hav
.s. ambassador killed in libya and called on the world to make a stand against extreme is. here's jake tapper. >> reporter: the president made the focus of his united nations speech about a man who wasn't there. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: with a tribute to a u.s. ambassador to libya, attacked and killed in the dead of night in beghazi two weeks ago today. today -- extolling the humanity and hope stevens stood for. >> if we are serious about those ideals, we must speak honestly about the deeper causes of the crisis. today, we must affirm that our future will be determined by people like chris stevens, and not by his killers. >> reporter: but, in many ways, the president's address seemed targeted at his domestic audience -- accused by republicans of glibly down playing the unrest in the muslim world, the president demanded an end to the violence. >> there is no speech that justifies the mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. >> reporter: and while only days ago, the white house was asking
in libya was planned, but it does say that it is a matter that is still under investigation and that the assessment could change. libya's president has said that he believes that foreigners came into the country and planned the attack to coincide with september 11th. the white house says it looks like violent protests were sparked from an anti-islam film made in the united states. >>> the army has developed body armor that is tailored specifically to fit women. the vest accommodates smaller torsos and they sit closer to a woman's chest. they are being used for the first time by female soldiers from fort campbell who are deployed to afghanistan. female soldiers has said that poor-fitting armor did make their scrobs more difficult. women make up 14% of the army and are closer to combat than they have ever been before. >>> an innocent walk through his neighborhood lands a 10- year-old boy from sagona park in the hospital. officials say it's because this boy was walking with a bamboo stick in his hand and it accidently hit a power line. he was rushed to johns hopkins. we're told
of ambassador chris stevens and three others in libya. the republican presidential hopeful says the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate and benghazi was clearly an act of terrorism. but he says president obama won't use that language instead referring to the deadly attack as a bump in the road on the way to democracy. >> he caught flak for that. you can't call the death of the four people, particularly an ambassador, a bump in, a bump in the road that seemed glib and callus and disrespectful to the lives lost in that. the white house sent mixed signals on thisser to. was it, premeditated attack, coincided with 9/11, premeditated, calculated or were they piggybacking over protest over the film. ambassador susan rice say one thing. the president say another. they're not clear on what they thing the reason is behind it. that's worrisome. spokesman, ja reversed ship. never clearly said it was an act of terrorism. so. >> lots of questions. still lives lost. >>> moving on this morning. a texas man who had gotten three reprieves from the supreme court has now been executed. foster was pronounce
at a memorial for four americans killed, libya's president paid tribute to ambassador chris stevens as ariend of the libyan people. there were reports thursday that ambassador stevens believed he was on a terrorist hit list. secretary clinton and officials said there is absolutely no reason to believe that is true. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> certainly a lot of second guessing. >> cnn was reporting that libyan sources told the u.s. embassy personnel on the ground. they said "decrease your benghazi presence." and the libyans were scared to death. because they knew that some of this was unfolding. of course, that has not been verified by the white house. >> very interesting. representative adam smith, democrat from washington, ranking member of the armed services committee, dismissed concerns and says there was adequate protection and no actionable in tell jns to suggest a terrorist attack was imminent. >> the white house is confirming it was an act of terrorism, though the president wouldn't come out and say that. he let his spokesman say that. >>> soccer fans around the world have
three weeks after the ambassador and three other americans were killed in libya, the white house now says it was a premeditated terrorist attack. what's behind this change from the administration? >>> and then on alert, some of the biggest banks in america are being hit in a wave of cyber attacks. how millions could be affected. >>> later, do demi moore and ashton kutcher have a secret reason they haven't gotten a divorce? we'll have the swirling speculation coming up in "the skinny." >> uh-huh. all right. >>> we begin with the terrifying work place shooting rampage in minneapolis. bullets flying within the walls of a small business. >> we know for sure this morning that the gunman is among at least five people dead. three people are in critical condition. we get more from our own todd wilson of our minneapolis affiliate kstp. >> 911 calls came through dispatch about a shooting on access signage systems on chestnut. this neighborhood was on lockdown for hours. residents came out of their houses to see what was going on. >> our neighborhood is quiet. we never see anything going on aro
are expected after friday's weekly prayers. a deadly attack at the u.s. embassy in libya on tuesday. four americans died, including the u.s. ambassador. they're angry over an anti- islam video that was produced by american. we have word that libyan officials arrested four people in connection to that attack. >>> investigators are looking into a deadly accident that killed a man. the victim was walking on the track around 3:00 yesterday at the west cold spring overpass and the train hit him. he died at the scene. no one on the train was hurt. it's not clear why he was on the tracks. the mta did shut down for several hours. >>> washington d.c. metro put in place a realtime computer monitoring system. the hope with this is that they can detect problems like this one that caused a train derailment in 2009. metro previously reviewed data two time a day that would indicate a problem. but the new system monitors the trains in realtime. >>> some 350,000 kids going another day outside of a classroom. one more day in chicago. the teachers' union said they will continue to strike today and they have
of militants and it won't change the relationship between the united states and libya. officials believe it was preplanned probably timed to the september 11 anniversary and not linked to an antimuslim film that sparked a protest on tuesday. >> this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. >> reporter: all americans have been evacuated from bengazee. the u.s. is going to track down the attackers. >> neil armstrong, the first man to step on the moon will be memorialized in the national cathedral in washington tomorrow. the last man to work on the moon will speak. armstrong's crew mate michael collins will lead prayers and there will be a performance of fly me to the moon. we will cover the ceremony tomorrow evening at five and six. >>> this is a weird time for shopping. should we by shorts now or for next summer. >> you should by if all. >> we're going to tell you the season to start saving on clothing for fall. >> our storm shield app is available. and our abc2news weather app is available in the itunes store. >> a lot of the things out ther
] >> reporter: and earlier today the president attended a ceremony for the victims of the libya attack. he is set to go back out on the campaign trail on monday with two spots, both happening in ohio. >>> and mitt romney also had some strong words today for president obama when it comes to the debate. what can you tell us about that? >> he is in the middle of preparing for these debates and it was really just last week that he was practicing along the ohio senator. he is stepping in and playing the role of president obama. and here is what romney, though, had to say in an abc interview about what it is going to be like to debate the president. >> i think the challenge that i have in the debate is that the president tends to -- how shall i say isn't it? say thing as the aren't true. and in that kind of case it is difficult to say, well, am i going to spend my time correcting things that aren't quite accurate or am i going to spend my time talking about the things i want to talk about? >> so the first debate is scheduled to take place on october 3 in denver, colorado. >> well, those were som
are remembering the life of fred dip king. >> a day after the american ambassador to libya was kills, antiamerican sentiment is spreading in the middle east. >>> what a stretch of beautiful weather. the question is can we keep it going into the weekend? we got the answer right after this. >>> gladden's attorney said the teen didn't mean to harm anyone but himself. >>> a man is under arrest for the shooting of two mt. vernon residents. quniton bass is facing a charge of first-degree murder for shooting alex ulrich, who died. larry peterson was critically injured. >> students are back to class on morgan state after the shooting. one person is in critical condition. the victim is not a student but was there visiting a cousin who is a student. investigators believe the shooter was not a morgan student. >> more of that gorgeous, gorgeous sunshine. frederick 81. 81 easton. so this is comfortable, comfortable weather. we're enjoying this. clear for now but a front is pushing in. it will bring additional cloud cover as we go into tomorrow evening and perhaps a few showers will survive the trip across the
was spreading and deepening. the american consulate in benghazi, libya, was in flames. and the ambassador and three other americans, dead, after militants attacked with gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades. by wednesday, the crowd outside the embassy in cairo had grown larger and the mood, ugly. the rhetoric now, a world away from the heady days of the arab spring last year. when i visited yemen during its own uprising, the atmosphere was optimistic. things have clearly changed. >> we do have to recognize that this kind of outrage that we're seeing in the region is a result of an enormous amount of frustration with the lack of fulfilled promises about the arab spring. the arab spring wasn't just about freedom and democracy. it was about social and economic progress. >> reporter: despite the death and utter devastation at the u.s. mission in benghazi, the state department insists there was a robust security presence. >> we determined that the security at benghazi was appropriate for what we knew. >> reporter: yet, just the day before the attack, al qaeda's leader urged libyans to retalia
. another injured during a militant assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, tonight. this is the city you'll recall where rebels held out against gadhafi and in neighboring egypt it wasn't militants but angry protesters who rushed the walls of the u.s. embassy in cairo, tore down the american flag and replaced it with a black islamist banner, all of this apparently sparked by an obscure american film critical of the prophet muhammad. after a clip was posted online the embassy in cairo put out a statement condemning the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims. tonight, the white house distanced itself from that statement which the romney campaign called disgraceful. more details on this fluid situation as we get them but shifting gears now to the kind of story that fills any parent with dread and a bit of gratitude for the glories of technology. here's abc's juju chang. >> reporter: chris powell found fame in "extreme makeover weight loss edition." >> that's it, tony, that's it. >> reporter: but when his youngest son cash
the house and senate classified information about the situation in libya. senators have called for congress to investigate. last week's attack on the u.s. consulate that killed four americans. >>> state officials and environmental advocates are calling for a permanent ban on fracking in our state. officials are releasing a report this morning that those documents will be costing -- what it will cost for drilling from replacing contaminated roads. g water to fixing ruined >>> the superintendent of baltimore county public schools will be at chesapeake high school. it's happening this evening. dr. dallas dance plans to meet with the public to discuss education. that starts at 7:00 by the way. >>> maryland's blue crab harvest right now one of the biggest in the nation. a new report shows that maryland crabs accounted for more than 25% of the nearly 200 million pounds of blue crabs harvested last year. the state's overall harvest was down slightly so it waabout 88 million pounds. >>> the referee lockout right now starting to wear on players. coaches as well as fans. replaceable refs they are now
romney. >> we've seen a confused, slow, and inscent response to the terrorist attack in libya. a refusal to be frank with the american people about what happened. >> the chairman of the homeland security committee peter king has gone even further calling on susan rice to resigned. >> absolutely not. george, there's been an ongoing investigation. so, there's been information provided real-time. you'll know more about an event a week after it happens. >> officials in 24 hours that suspected it was a terrorist attack. >> what ambassador rice and others were doing were going on what our intelligence we were receiving. let's talk about governor romney for a moment, you know, we're happy to have a debate about our approach to terrorism and foreign policy. the president promised that he'll end the iraq war, he did. he would focus on osama bin laden and bring him to justice, we did. romney called ending the iraq war tragic. it was unthinkable that we didn't leave 20,000 troops behind. he said famously in 2008, he wouldn't have gone into pakistan to get bin laden. these are important issues. not
. and whether he regrets the first comments he made after this week's violence in libya. romney accused the obama administration for showing, quote, sympathy for the protesters. romney said the president was displaying a shoot first, aim later attitude. and that's where we began. >> i thought the statement was inappropriate. and pointed that out. now, our attention is focused on the loss of life and the tragedy of having a remarkable ambassador and diplomatic members had their lives taken. >> you said the statement showed a tendency to show sympathy with those who waged the attacks. where do you see it shows sympathy? it was done before the attacks happened. >> the statement stayed on the website for 14, 15 hours. the statement was reiterated after they had breached the sovereignty with the embassy. >> coupled with a condemnation of the facts, though. >> even after the killing in libya. and by the way, what i said was exactly the same thing conclusion the white house reached, which was that the statement was inappropriate. that's why they backed away from it, as well. >> no direct respo
. egypt, where it all began, has been quiet. in libya, nothing since the attack that killed four americans, including the ambassador. as for the ambassador, the u.s. government believes that he died of smoke inhalation from the fires set on the compound. libyans say he was found alive. the u.s. is still investigating the attack, believing that extremists turned an anti-film protest into an assault. back here in hleb ton tonight, no sign the anger is going away. hezbollah issued a call for four more protests this week and four more elsewhere. >>> thank you very much. as secretary clinton said, so many people are writing us, how can middle east mobs go on a rampage and claim they are do it because of a bizarre amateur film. we asked abc's lama hasan and asked what he's saying tonight. >> reporter: this was the moment on his program, days before the protests erupted here and on the globe. when cleric khaled abdallah showed scenes from the anti muslim film. he then told viewers of his talk show it was very important to defend their faith. so we went in search of him today, finding him at the s
of the protests. meanwhile, diane, the american consulate in benghazi, libya was also attacked tonight. that incident believed to have also been sparked by that same controversial film. as for cairo, the protests have now quieted. the american embassy tells us all staff are safe and accounted for. diane? >> all right, thank you, alex marquardt reporting from the middle east tonight. >>> now back here at home, a surprising twist in the presidential race. governor romney facing criticism tonight not from the president or the democrats, but from some prominent members of his own party and our new abc n news/"washington post" poll shows it. take a look. a 6% lead. before the conventions romney had a slight lead. the election now 56 days away, "your voice, your vote," and abc's david muir reports from las vegas tonight. >> reporter: mitt romney in nevada, on the anniversary of 9/11 in front of the national guard. >> we must keep our promises and regain the trust of all who have worn the uniform and served our country. >> reporter: his words come after criticism romney left afghanistan out o
of afghanistan, pakistan, libya and egypt. >>> in suburban den version the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed. 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consulted. >>> an update now on the tragic death of that baby panda at washington's national zoo. initial tests show that the week-old-cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. could be another two weeks before the cause of death is determined. zookeepers confirm the mother did not crush her cub. she spent the night cradling a stuffed toy about the size of her newborn. >> she was distraught apparently. >>> a wildfire burning out of control in southern california blamed for one death. fire fight efrz found the victim in a burned out house in rural san diego county. 20 homes had burned to the ground. ten others damaged. the fire is 10% contained. more gusty winds are expected to day. >>> amtrak is going for some speed records in these overnight hours.
our power across the pacific and stood up to china on behalf of our workers. from burma to libya, to south sudan, we've advanced the rights and dignity of all human beings, men and women, christians and muslims and jews. but for all the progress we've made, challenges remain. testify plots must be disrupted. europe's crisis must be contained. our commitment to israel's security must not waiver and neither must our pursuit of peace. the iranian government must face a world that stays united against his nuclear ambitions. the historic change sweeping the arab world must be defined not by the iron fist of a dictator or the hate of extremist, but the hopes and aspirations of ordinary people who are reaching for the rights that we celebrate here today. so now we have a choice. my opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy. [ laughter and applause ] but from all that we've seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost america so dearly. after all, you don't call russia our number one enemy, not al qaeda -- russia. unless you're
on the consulate in libya. >> four americans, four patriots, they loved this country. and they chose to serve it and served it well. >> this has been a difficult week for the state department and for our country. it is hard for the american people to make sense of that because it is senseless. >> and god bless the memory of these men who laid down their lives for us all. may god watch over your families and all who loved them. and may god bless these united states of america. >>> and so, now the big question is what is the administration plan for putting out this spreading fire? abc's david kerley is at the white house this morning. david, what do we know about what the administration is actually doing to stop this? >> reporter: well, lama mentioned already, that more reinforcements, more marines are going to the embassies where there's been the biggest trouble. the president has been on the phone and will continue to work the phones, i'm told, talking to some of the leaders there. telling them, it's their responsibility to protect our embassies in these countries. those are the two big thing
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